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LAKELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT GENERAL ORDER G.O. 19-1 MOTOR VEHICLE PURSUITS ORIGINAL ISSUE: 12/01/2011 RESCINDS: All previous versions AMENDED: ACCREDITATION STANDARDS: ASSOCIATED GENERAL ORDERS: CALEA 41.2.2, 41.2.3 CFA None None PURPOSE: The purpose of this directive is to establish restrictions on motor vehicle pursuits and to delineate the duties and responsibilities of members involved in such pursuits. This directive applies to all members. [CALEA 41.2.2] POLICY: Since motor vehicle pursuits present a danger to officers and the public, it is the policy of the Lakeland Police Department to limit the circumstances in which such pursuits take place and to regulate the manner in which they are conducted. DEFINITIONS: Marked Vehicle - Any Lakeland Police Department vehicle which has "POLICE" markings and a roof-mounted emergency light bar. Motor Vehicle Pursuit - An attempt by an officer operating a departmental vehicle to stop a motor vehicle when it is reasonably apparent to the officer that the driver of that vehicle is aware of the attempt and is resisting apprehension by increasing speed, disregarding traffic control devices, or maneuvering the vehicle in an evasive manner. Reasonable Belief - Examples of reasonable belief include, but are not limited to:  an officer observing a vehicle described in a BOLO for a recent violent felony  an FCIC or NCIC hit on an individual’s name for a violent felony Semi-Marked Vehicle - Any Lakeland Police Department vehicle that has “POLICE" markings but is not equipped with a roof-mounted emergency light bar. Supervisor - For the purposes of this policy, supervisor includes sworn supervisors of the Lakeland Police Department. Unmarked Vehicle - Any Lakeland Police Department vehicle without “POLICE" markings. Violent Felony - For the purposes of this policy violent felony includes the following crimes: murder, manslaughter, vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving serious injury or death, vessel homicide, attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery, carjacking, sexual battery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, or any felony involving the use of a firearm or deadly weapon. Effective Date: 12/01/2011 Page 1 of 8

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